Monday, November 19, 2012

Cooking fun

It's been so long since I've been able to cook, it's been great to get back to it!
Hopefully shall be seeing more of my friends next week, along with sun bathing and strawberry champagne slushies/popsicles :) yum

Spicy tomato soup recipe (serves 4)
From whole-living
2 cans of diced tomato in juice
1 T of Olive oil/safflower oil
2 carrots
3 cloves of garlic
one lemon's juice
1/4 milk (or what seems right to make it creamier)
1 cups of water or more
turmeric, basil, oregano, rosemary, a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili (all optional but add to it)
Take tomatoes and grill them with olive oil in the oven until lightly browned (intensifies flavour), meanwhile slice carrots thinly (if using a blender) then add carrot, garlic, lemon juice, tomato juice, milk and browned tomatoes and blend until smooth. Then place in a pot over the stove to heat, adding seasoning and stirring so it will not stick. Eat with buttered hot toast!
Nutritional information - About 80 calories per serving, very filling!
It is low in carbohydrates (3%), fats (6%), high in vitamin A (122%) and vitamin C (39%), dietary fiber  potassium and vitamin B6.

One of the most amazing cakes has struck me down, i haven't even tasted it yet - but just the sound of its name makes me feel warm inside: Cashew dream cake
It's like a cheesecake but healthier and can be flavoured in many different ways; raspberries, vanilla bean, cocoa, blueberry, strawberry, apricot, Turkish delight... I just wish i had a food processor as without it, i don't know if i can do it.

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